Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A horse used in combat; a charger.
  • noun Informal A person who has been through many battles, struggles, or difficult experiences.
  • noun Informal A musical or dramatic work that has been performed so often that it has become widely familiar.

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  • noun historical Any horse used in horse-cavalry, but especially one bearing an armored knight.
  • noun theater , (music) A regularly revived theatrical or musical work, as with Hamlet or a Beethoven symphony, or as excerpts thereto. May imply that the work in question has become hackneyed.
  • noun An experienced person who has been through many battles, situations or contests; someone who has given long service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
  • noun a work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition
  • noun horse used in war

Etymologies

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war +‎ horse

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  • There was a movie with this title.

    December 24, 2012

  • That movie was called War Horse, actually

    December 24, 2012